Cold Weather and Candy!
By far October is one of my favorite months. Holiday season starts to set in, the weather is getting chilly which means food and movie nights with family; Plus we all get to be goofy with costumes and eat candy. What were you for Halloween this year?
My sister busted out this image from the archives..
Lawrence Tam Childhood Dreams
Look, we are kids at sometime in our life… and this just summed up mine… dressing like a FOB with a crooked bowl cut.
I turned out okay! It's just funny to see where you came from 😉
No matter WHERE you come from… you will KNOW your life's journey was there to prepare you for TODAY.
My asian fro is still a pretty be part of me… I just didn't see it coming as a kid. figure I would be rocking an adult bowl cut 😉
This month was fairly busy. We had family activities, a great regional event in Dallas were a lot of my team members got to speak on stage, I finished reading a few awesome books (That I highly recommend) and also tweaked my SEO resource page for you.
The Big D -> DALLAS!!
As you may have caught on, I attend our Internet Marketing events ~ 3 months. Last one was held in Denver. This time around we ended up doing regional events instead of doing national events and I must say I enjoyed the regionals.
I got to spend more time with people and do more 1 on 1 coaching/training. It's harder to do that when there are 6,000 people. Bigger is good but it's not always better, it's different.
I have learned that smaller settings allow for better focus and more time with those that matter.
Would you agree?
One thing that made me proud was being able to see many of my team members and students speak on stage and share their stories. I am happy because they all have dreams just like I did and basically… they proved themselves they too can fulfill them.
Here are a few pictures.
Congrats to the speakers in my teams who rocked the STAGE!
You are ALL superstars, you guys rocked it and I'm sad to say I was only able to attend 2 of the 4 events. Those of you in DC And Cali I wished to have seen you crush it on stage.
One of the things I learned from my mentors was to make sure you surround yourself with talent. I have to say…. the people I surround myself is a clear indication I am GROWING.
Make sure you associate and run with high performers, people who are hungry, and people who LOVE life. Not a bad turnout for our team… 19 speakers in 4 events representing a company that has about ~200k customers.
*in no particular order*
- Toby and Layla Black
- Avram Gonzales and Nikki Magdelena
- Samuel Levitz
- Traci Rueter
- Kameron George (had a scheduling conflict but will speak again)
- Carl and Carol Willis
- Val Taylor
- Stevie Knight
- Tissa Godavitarne
- Debbie Turner
- Dwayne Pyle
- Joel LoBalsamo (scheduling conflict but will have another shot)
- Juanita Waterman
- Marisol Dennis
- Jeff and Elaine McNabb
- Kaela Kanae
- Crystal Curtis
- Erica and Alex Udeanu
- Lisa Torres Allen
Nutty Fun 😉
So if you have been following me for awhile you know I like to eat… I hold back at times and at other times I go ALL OUT… This was for the Dallas speakers and wanted to share them the love of In and Out 😉
I thought the staff, security, speakers appreciated it… I sure did.
This was one of the night clubs we went to for the top earners in Empower after the Dallas convention.
I have NOT stepped foot into a club for like… um… 10+ years. It was an interesting place and I actually danced (or just jumped around) …
fun times to let loose and have a good time with some friends.
4:00am….. rolled around and I GOT my super peeps sleeping .. HAHHAHAHAAH
Andrea looks like she's in a cocoon and Traci is KNOCKED out.
Don't let your guard down with social media marketers…. pictures like this tend to pop up on Facebook.
All in good fun!!!!! I'm glad they had a good time 😉
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Orlando Last Minute Addition
I wasn't planning on going to orlando but the week before I decided to go.
I had too many cool customers and clients and TEAM MEMBERS I wanted to meet and mastermind with.
The Mansion Party In Orlando With My Team Mates AWOL
so this was a bowling alley IN a house… yeah the house was SICK
Jonathan Roumain's sick video above showed the fun and games… and it shows the TEAM….
AWOL is another awesome team breathing LIFE into the world…. showing people even PART TIME who can leverage the internet to build an awesome lifestyle.
I'm so proud to work with them and how we have so many cultures, ages, professions and just awesome people who are partaking into what we call
All of us market empower network… why? because it allows freedom of you who are and you can do it…
I started Part Time…
You don't have to be rich to be happy…but being rich makes so much more fun 😉
Orlando Event was Jamming
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One thing I know for a fact is that I never stop learning and growing. It's important, in anything you do that you continue to grow, learn, apply and master. These are just a few books that I have now added to my list that have contributed to some personal and business development. Likewise I push you to do the same for yourself. What are some of your favorite books? Leave a comment below.
This book talks about achieving Massive Action to generate the results you want in your business. Written by the man, Grant Cardone. He was also a self made individual with an inspiring story. This book definitely helped me and I know it can help you. Check it out HERE
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I have been house hunting for about a year now and have decided to build a custom home in Sugar Land. It's near both my parents and my in laws plus in a school zone we want our 3 kids to go.
Here is one thing we noticed in our neighbors house which is almost done. I really like the ceiling details. I have no clue what it's called and just took a picture and asked our builder to have something like that implemented.
I realized that a lot of what I do in marketing is “borrowed” or better yet “Learned” from those before me.
Instead of re-inventing the wheel in everything you do why not just go in and see what OTHERS are doing. Just like how I am designing my home.
And with house shopping and designing them you gotta start looking for furniture.. I couldn't help myself and did a shot for one of the people I think is hilarious — George Costanza
SEO and Google
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“Well I am done reading here.”
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I took the kids to the county fair and couldn't help myself… I was told to not play with my food…
1) it is at the county fair
2) it is cotton candy
3) be free to be a kid again 😉
4) being confident in your in body … even with hello kitty bandaids
Make sure you always have time for family. Gotta do it.
Even being an entrepreneur you will sometimes work crazy hours and a LOT of them… It's all good. You are worth the pay raise and hard work can be enjoyable!
Spend time with your loved ones and don't be shy in sharing it with your customers and your subscribers…. why?
You are showing them you are HUMAN and WHY you do what you do. It's not about just selling things… it's about being attached to WHY someone would trust you. Trust comes over time.
My WHY is to spend more time with my family AND to have it setup for the future. I didn't see that lifestyle in Engineering…
Hence why I went on to start learning about online business in 2009.
Time With My Dad
So here is my dad.. he insisted he hold 2 beers in the picture.. HILARIOUS.
We had some pretty good seats watching Andre Johnson from the Houston Texans.
Time With My Kids
So since I'm a stay home dad with my wife now… we both have more time to attend our school functions.
The image on the left is a pumpkin that went rotten…. WHOLLY MOLLY that looks awesome. hahahah
So after the pumpkin carving I was able to read a charlie brown book to the 1st graders. “It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” by Charles M. Schulz
My RANT on College
I want the best for my kids… and Stanford is one college I would like them to go to. Tuition is $41k and room/board is $12k per year.
That is TODAY's price…. in about 10 years for my daughter and 17 for my youngest son… Tuition has spiked in the years I've been to University of Texas at Austin. I believe it's anywhere from 8-15% annual growth… that is INSANE.
Make sure you plan accordingly if you want your kids to have a solid education..
yes… I work from home but I also realize If i can have my kids become a doctor… I want them to have the best education.
They will STILL be learning internet marketing from their dad of course 😉 My goal for my kids is to have them making $10k/month before the graduate college on their OWN online properties and affiliate marketing systems.
My RANT on College – OFF
Was able to also go to the Aquarium with the kids for a birthday party in downtown Houston. It's pretty cool to be able to feed the stingrays.
Now I would prefer they release them into the wild later on but after hundreds hand feed them for years it's probably not a good bet they would last in the wild.
Awareness is important…. just don't know where the line is for when you make money on it for a profit (you must to stay in business) but at the expense of animal's life. I just hope they are doing it for good and not just ONLY profiting on customers coming to see them.
I went to a LIVE and in the wild sting ray location in the Cayman Islands… I'll show you those and how that is different that this.
Either way. My kids got to learn about them which they would never would have unless we took them to cool things like this.
So I took this picture of my son (18months now) in his bat costume. My other son who is now 7 was Ash (from pokemon) but was no where to be found in the house… running around and eating candy or something.. My beautiful wife went as a Pikachu.
My daughter wanted to be a ninja but didn't like wearing the mask… and my sister with the crazy eyes was doing the anime look. HILARIOUS and scary… baby didn't like it. hahahah
the owl cupcakes were made buy our friend and they looked sooooo cool so had to post it here.
So as always, thank you for staying connected and reading in. I want you to take away great value when you come visit me and my blog.
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